I’m not sure if anyone else uses the term ‘pally train’ – but I noticed it in the warlocks post the other day. The Pally train is a tactic used fairly often by our little foursome.
So what is a pally train? you may ask.
Particularly if you are not accustom to riding one yourself.
Well basically in our party the pally is usually the leader, mostly because he already leveled that shammy to 70 before the rest of us and he knows most zones and instances backwards from both sides of the Azeroth war due to a bad bad case of altaholicism (if I remember rightly he has a bunch of high level alts on a variety of servers, and a multitude of low level alts.) That and the rest of us are far too lazy to guide 3-4 other toons safely along roads, cross country or to appropriate quest givers.
Anyways the pally is usually at the front and the rest of us slackers attempting to level as a collective would /follow (for better or worse) and we would be off – a little train of toons. This you would certainly be familiar with, even Penny Arcade had a comic dealing with the classic wow train where you get dragged screaming through “wipes” (hee) of murlocs. Or in our case end up on the side of a mountain in the middle of nowhere while the pally mines a mineral node … addict.
So the pally variant? Well at some point the shiny sod got ‘aura of the crusader’ and with the plate and the tank spec there is not a lot out there in the land of mobs that can unhorse him or even keep up – so essentially the pally train is where he mounts up and aggros everything in a ten mile radius (okay slight exaggeration) clearing the path for the rest of us, who are somewhat slower and squishier.
So yeah, need to hand in a quest nice and fast? – get the pally train to clear the area. Need to get some lowbies to an instance and couldn’t be bothered clearing the path? – mount everyone up, let him get a head start then hop them on the end of the ‘pally train’. It is a rather fun group use of class talent really.